Friday, May 18, 2012

Caine's Monroy | A Cardboard Arcade Made By a 9-year Old Boy

A 9 year old Caine Monroy From Los Angeles, California boy who spent most of his time in his busy father’s auto parts shop decided to spend his summer making his dream of running his very own arcade a reality.After devoting his entire summer vacation to building, collecting and designing his own cardboard box games, displays and the toys you’d win after redeeming your tickets, he would wait for customers to come. And he would wait, and waited even longer, even refusing to close up shop early in case a customer arrived. His Dad, George Monroy says with a smile

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The cardboard arcade would have been only the stuff of family photo albums until his first customer finally stopped by the East Los Angeles shop for a part to his ’96 Corolla. The customer – Nirvan Mullick, happens to be a filmmaker and took much interest in the boy’s story while he was waiting.
He saw the amazing series of Midway-style cardboard games and challenges that young Caine had created — each with its own series of prizes tacked on a board.
The young boy even had a business model built into his imaginary arcade: Visitors could buy either a four-game pass for $1 or the 500-game “fun pass” for the slightly higher price, $2.
Impressed by the boy’s ingenuity and entrepreneurship, Mullick decided to ask his father for permission to make Caine’s story into a short film. Of which has gone viral and has granted Caine notoriety in ways unimaginable (seriously, watch the video above to see how Caine’s Arcade became viral).
Mullick captured Caine’s Joy when people from all around came together to play his games and support his dream. Within 24 hours of Caine’s Arcade going viral, a website had been set up to collect donations for Caine’s college fund, and in less than a day the total had hit $100,000. Awesome…!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

My Strange Addiction - Girl Drinks Gasoline

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My Strange Addiction on TLC: Girl who can't stop drinking GASOLINE

If smelling gasoline weren't a health hazard enough, meet the girl who drinks it.

Lifting a red gas canister before the cameras, a girl named Shannon demonstrates her claimed addiction of drinking gasoline for TLC'S television program My Strange Addiction.

'It tingles at first and then it, it burns the back of my throat,' Shannon says describing her toxic habit which reaches up to 12 teaspoons a day.

'Even though it hurts me, it makes me feel good,' she says, of either licking the cap or drinking it straight out of the canister which she says is her favorite way.

Her mother says she at first didn't believe it when she heard but then she smelt the undeniable smell of the substance on her daughter's breath.

'I take the cap off and I breathe in the fumes that come forcing out of the can,' Shannon says, demonstrating her behavior.

TLC approximates that she has consumed over five gallons in the last year alone.

'Drinking gasoline can cause burns, vomiting, diarrhea and, in very large amounts, drowsiness or death,' the New York State Department of Health writes. For those reason, 'it is toxic,' they explain.

The full episode, set to premiere on Sunday, covers several other strange addictions documented by the television program including a woman who carries a doll's head wherever she goes and another who finds a need to sniff Pine-Sol cleaning liquid every 15 minutes.

Shannon's addiction to sipping gasoline comes days after a North Carolina man died after accidentally drinking from a jar containing the same liquid.

Gary Allen, 43, immediately spit out the mistaken liquid which also got on his clothes when finding it on the kitchen sink of his friend's apartment and mistaking it for a beverage.

In his next mistake, he later stepped outside to light a cigarette, igniting the blaze that consumed him.

The highly flammable liquid was said to have been used to help remove grease from his friend's hands who's a mechanic.

Havelock Police called it 'a freak incident.'
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Girl Drinking Gasoline

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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Villa Escudero Resort with the Waterfalls Restaurant in Philippines

Villa Escudero Resort is located in Quezon Province, Philippines, offering a vast hacienda filled with comfortable rooms, and a museum of curious things. Perhaps the most curious thing at the villa is the amazing Waterfalls Restaurant, where lunch is served against an impressive backdrop of thundering clear spring water. Grass fringed buffet stations and bamboo dining tables stand steadily in just inches of flowing river water from the sparkling falls, as it washes around the feet of diners enjoying delicious local dishes.

The experience of dining as water is running over your feet would certainly create a memorable holiday moment, and possibly one of your most unusual experiences ever, as they boast this “is a truly singular and memorable experience only Villa Escudero can offer.”

Villa Escudero Plantations is 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of working coconut plantation and hacienda located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of the city of San Pablo, Laguna province on the border with Quezon province.Since 1981, the plantation has opened its doors as a resort offering village tours, museum tour, food and accommodations. It has developed a worldwide reputation as a focal point to experience Philippine culture and history in a beautiful rural setting.

The plantation encompasses three municipalities in two provinces: San Pablo City in Laguna and the towns of Tiaong, and Dolores in Quezon province. The entrance to the resort is located just a few feet from the Laguna/Quezon boundary arch.

Villa Escudero Plantations was founded in 1872 by Don Placido Escudero and his wife Doña Claudia Marasigan. Originally planted to sugar cane, the crop was converted to coconut by their son Don Arsenio Escudero in the early 1900s. A pioneering agriculture industrialist, he built the country’s first working hydroelectric plant - Labasin Dam - to supply his desiccated coconut factory and the Escudero Plantation house, which he and his wife Doña Rosario Adap built in 1929.

The plantation was opened to the public in 1981 as a tourist attraction, offering glimpses of plantation life. The family's eclectic private collection was presented as a Museum tour. Carabao cart ride takes visitors to the resort area, surrounded by park-like setting while being serenaded by locals. Dining is offered in a unique al fresco restaurant where the dining tables are situated below the spillway of the hydroelectric dam (or the 'Labasin waterfalls') while diners enjoy their lunch dipped in the flowing calf-deep water. Later attractions include an authentic live cultural dance show choreographed by National Artist Ramon Obusan, performed with live music. The resort has since expanded offering accommodations, more restaurants, sports facilities, and a conference center.

In 2008, 415 hectares (1,030 acres), more than half of the estate, was converted into an exclusive residential development called Hacienda Escudero.

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Villa Escudero Resort with the Waterfalls Restaurant in Philippines

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Villa Escudero is equally nature bathed, with stunning views from bamboo decks overlooking the still waterscape of Lake Labasin, and the tropical Philippine countryside.

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Filipino Restaurant at the Foot of a Waterfall

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Incredible Waterfall Restaurant at the Villa Escudero

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